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Blog Tour: 25 Days of Book Boyfriends {Character Profile, Guest Post,+Giveaway!}

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Welcome to my stop on the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends Tour! A big thanks to everyone who signed up for this and to my lovely partners in crime, Teresa from Readers Live a 1000 Lives and Chelsea from Starbucks & Books Obsession!
A different book boyfriend will be featured on a different blog from Dec. 1- Dec. 25th. Each stop will spotlight their book boyfriend in a variety of ways. Some will even be hosting their own giveaway!

(All tour giveaways are listed on the right sidebar of this blog under Current Giveaways)
To see the full tour schedule please click HERE.
Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my top boyfriends from 2014: Cade Maxwell from Brighton Walsh's Caged in Winter!
A Little Bit About the Book Itself:

See my 5* review HERE.

Caged in Winter
    by: Brighton Walsh
Publication Date: Nov. 4, 2014
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Physical ARC received via the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 304 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
My Rating: 5/5 stars

In this emotional and sexy New Adult debut from Brighton Walsh, the only thing more frightening than commitment is hope…...Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouthwatering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he’s shocked at her response…...

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want….

Character Profile:
Cade Brendon Maxwell
Age: 24
Birthday: April 18th
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Green
Height: 6'4"
Siblings: one younger sister
Occupation: culinary student
          Workwise: to own and operate his own restaurant
          Personally: to take care of and provide for the ladies in his life- Winter, his sister, and his niece.
Likes: Cooking, playing Halo, spending time with his niece
Dislikes: assholes (best friend excluded)
Favorite Place in the World: Home
Relationship Status: committed relationship
Cooking with Cade

I asked Cade to share with other guys out there how to cook up a first date meal that is sure to make the girls swoon!

Here is his response:

I’m probably not the best one to give advice on what do make on a first date. Not because I don’t know how to cook—I do—but because if history is anything to go by, I’m kind of an idiot about it. Guys, let me save you from repeating my mistakes: first things first, ask your girl what she likes. Does she have any allergies? Is she a vegetarian? I didn’t ask Winter any questions before I decided what I was making. Fortunately, she had no aversions and ate what I fed her (marinated hanger steak topped with butter and shaved blue cheese, with a side of grilled asparagus).
That might be a bit ambitious for some, so let’s start with the basics—get some wine (maybe a bottle of white and red, so you have her preference on hand). Also, pick one thing, focus on it, and do it well. If you make amazing desserts, make dessert. If you can’t do dessert worth shit, find a bakery and spend your energy cooking the main course.
Finally, get her involved. If I’d known on that first date just how hot cooking with Winter could be, I would’ve dragged her around the island and had her help. Cooking is sensual by nature, and doing it with a date amps up that sexual chemistry that can only be matched between the sheets (or on whatever surface you’re fond of).

About Brighton Walsh:
Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with writing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children.


Today Brighton and I are excited to give away a paperback copy of CAGED IN WINTER as well as some epic swag for one winner.

-Giveaway is US ONLY.
-Must be 17 years of age.
-Giveaway runs from 12/9-12/27
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. 

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  1. Ahh this was so much fun! Brought back fond memories of Cade and Winter *sigh* I so so so love Cade and love that you picked him! He seriously stole my heart. Wonderful post my lovely friend!

  2. OHMYGOSH! Teresa totally sent me this book and I AM SOO EXCITED TO MEET CAGE! He sounds just like my kind of BB!! OH GIRL!!!

    Love this post!

  3. Awesome post girl! I love it! I really need to meet this Cade :-)

  4. Sense of humor is what attractions me the most. If he can't find humor in everyday life then he'd be pretty miserable to spend time with.

  5. I've heard everyone rave about this one! I need to meet Cade! And umm sighhh he can most definitely make me that for a first date meal! most attractive quality i like... hmmm HUMOR. I can't wait to meet cade!

  6. I love this book boyfriend tour! So many books I've never heard of before!

    The two things I look at first in a guy is lips and arms!

  7. Oh hello there, Cade! ;-P I haven't heard of this book but I do love a man who can cook so will defo be putting this on my TBR list! :)

  8. Confidence.....a man who's sure of himself and in control is totally sexy to me.

  9. I've benn wanting to read this forever-awesome giveaway! :)

  10. Okay, just being back in Cade's head made me SO HAPPY. I want more!!!!! He is definitely one of my new favorite book boyfriends. <333

  11. I am definitely attracted to personality and the ability to open up and show some emotion. I need to be with someone that I can tell anything to. Honesty is also incredibly important!

  12. Gah, I can't wait to read this book! And oh, I don't know. I like a guy with a good sense of humor. :)

  13. I like a guy who is kind and can make me laugh.

  14. People give me strange looks when I say this but...hands. Of all things I am attracted to hands lol

  15. Humor and kindness are def bug turns on for me and attract me to a guy!

  16. So hard to choose one! Sense of humor and a good heart.


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